CentOS 6 : coreutils (CESA-2017:0654)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97956

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for coreutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The coreutils packages contain the GNU Core Utilities and represent a combination of the previously used GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Security Fix(es) :

* A race condition was found in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.
(CVE-2017-2616)

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stockmann for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Technical Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected coreutils packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?45b59e13

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97956

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-0654.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/27

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:coreutils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:coreutils-libs, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2616

RHSA: 2017:0654